About Our Firm

Since the founding of Koss & Schonfeld, LLP, our attorneys have successfully represented clients in all phases of personal injury and commercial litigation as well as in a broad array of transactional matters. Our attorneys have earned a reputation in the legal profession as zealous advocates and consummate deal-makers.

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90 John Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10038

Phone: (212) 796-8914
Fax: (212) 401-4757

Email: info@kandsllp.com

Simcha D. Schonfeld, Esq.

Simcha D. Schonfeld, Esq.

Mr. Schonfeld’s practice is focused on personal injury, products liability and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He also represents clients through all phases of real estate and commercial transactions.

Practice Areas


J.D., Brooklyn Law School, magna cum laude, 2003


  • Brooklyn Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Richardson Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Appellate level decisions

  • Datalot, Inc. v Winum Enterprises, LLC, 146 A.D.3d 653 (1st Dept. 2017)
  • Green v. 119 W. 138th Street LLC, 142 A.D.3d 805 (1st Dept. 2016)
  • In Ishakis v. Lieberman, 128 A.D.3d 1066 (2d Dept. 2015)
  • Datalot, Inc. v. Winum Enters., LLC, 126 A.D.3d 469 (1st Dept. 2015)
  • Jaffa v. Afrodiam, 93A.D.3d 758 (2d Dept. 2012)
  • In re Chi-Chuan Wang, 92 A.D.3d 453 (1st Dept. 2012)
  • Blinds and Carpet Gallery, Inc. v. E.E.M. Realty, Inc., 82 A.D.3d 691 (2d Dept. 2011)
  • Alexander v. Dunlop Tire Corp., 81 A.D.3d 113 (3d Dept. 2011)
  • Boston v. Weissbart, 62 A.D.3d 517 (1st Dept. 2009)
  • Tillman v. Freightliner, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 19120 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Herrera v. St. Martin, 825 N.Y.S.2d 88 (2d Dept. 2006), lv. denied, 8 N.Y.3d 815 (2007)
  • Bowman v. Chasky, 817 N.Y.S.2d 153 (2d Dept. 2006)
  • Lawrence v. Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, 820 N.Y.S.2d 60 (1st Dept. 2006)
  • Islam v. Frath Machinery, Docket No. 2005 – 3061 (settled after oral argument) (2d Dept. 2006)
  • Frieden v. Frieden, 802 N.Y.S.2d 727 (2d Dept. 2005), lv. denied, 6 N.Y.3d 712 (2006)
  • Abulhasan v. Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co., 788 N.Y.S.2d 497 (3d Dept. 2005)

Other Reported Decisions

  • 833 Mgt., LLC v. Great Empire 65 Realty, LLC, 44 Misc.3d 1219(A) (Sup. Ct. Kings Cty. 2014)
  • Mustafa v. Halkin Tool, Ltd., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23096 (E.D.N.Y. 2007)
  • Lazzarino v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., 831 N.Y.S.2d 354 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. 2006)
  • Lee v. Hino Motors Ltd., 801 N.Y.S.2d 778 (Sup. Ct. Kings Cty. 2005)


Member: Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: Kaba Simplex Locks Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, appointed by Judge Donald Nugent of the Northern District of Ohio

Teaching Positions

  • Special Professor of Law, Hofstra University 2007-2009
  • Course – Products Liability

Law Review Articles

  • A Failing Grade: The Court In Zelman And Its Missed Opportunity To Clarify The Confusing State Of Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, 20 T.M. COOLEY L. REV 489 (2003)
  • Establishing The Causal Link In Asbestos Litigation: An Alternative Approach, 68 BROOK. L. REV 379 (2002)

Other Published Articles

  • Investigation of the Case and Use of Experts in the Early Stages of a Case, How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, (NYSBA) (2009)
  • Evidentiary Issues: Spoliation, Other Similar Incidents, Animations, Automobile Crashworthiness Litigation, (NYSBA) (2007)
  • Frye Procedures in New York Personal Injury Litigation, with Paul D. Rheingold, BILL OF PARTICULARS (NYSTLA) (2007)
  • American Class Actions and Mass Tort: The State of the Union and Canadian Opportunities, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (2006)
  • Expert Discovery Under The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure, DISCOVERY 2004 (NYSBA) E-23 (2004)
  • Proof of Reasonable Alternative Design in New York Product Litigation, with Paul D. Rheingold, BILL OF PARTICULARS (NYSTLA) 13 (Winter 2004)
  • Products Liability, with Paul D. Rheingold & Hunter J. Shkolnik, DECISIONS (NYSTLA) (2004-2008)


  • Chaired all-day lecture series “How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit”, New York, May 2009, New York State Bar Association
  • Lectured on retention and use of experts, New York, May 2009, New York State Bar Association
  • Lectured on evidentiary and Frye issues in automobile crashworthiness litigation, New York, June 2007, New York State Bar Association
  • Lectured as part of the “Decisions” program on developments in product liability litigation in the previous calendar year, various venues, 2006-2007, New York State Trial Lawyers Association